Today's cards are a little unique. I go from loving them to not being so sure about them. A week or so ago I posted a card that had (what I thought) a great sky scene. Since I liked it so much I wanted to give it a try with the new In Colors that finally came out yesterday...yea! I decided to use the direct to paper technique again, but the newer sponge pads just are not the same as the old cloth ones! I sure found that out pretty quickly, but wanted to go ahead and give them a try anyway. I love how each time I did it they turned out so differently! Not sure which one I like the best since the ink "smears" and trees are all a little different. One thing I did find out is the more you use the pad the less the ink smears and they dry out pretty quickly. I don't mean the pad itself is dry, just that it gives it more of the look as if you're using the cloth pad once you've smeared it around for a bit. Does that make any sense at all? lol Anyway, I made these for this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge, but didn't put the shape on it like it shows in the challenge. I decided I was going to wait to do that until I know what the card is going to be used for. :)
Make sure you check out what all the other designers made using this sketch HERE and play along if you get a chance since it's another great sketch!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss,
Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss,
Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey & Lost Lagoon
Embossing Folders: Argyle & Pretty Print